A Women’s Perspective: Mood, Resiliency and a Fulfilling Life
The inherent nature of life is that we all face transition throughout it. More and more Canadians are living longer than ever before, leading to many midlife and late-life issues that can be challenging and this can often lead to feelings of anxiety, helplessness, isolation and residual symptoms of depression.
In response to the limited literature and resources available, a new transition group for women over the age of 45 is offered and will focus on issues unique to their stage in life.
The group will address the functional and emotional limitations various challenges place on a mature woman.
Central to the group will be the exploration of the unique changes often encountered during this point in life, including role transitions, social, psychological and physical changes as well as loss and aging. Emphasis will be placed on promoting an individual’s sense of mastery and gaining autonomy.
When: Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30, beginning October 3rd –November 21st 2017
January 16th– March 6th 2018
Sally Halliday, MA, RCC, a therapist and UBC Program Manager, has been facilitating women’s groups for over a decade. Sally uses writing and personal stories to facilitate change and awaken creative potential in those facing transition points in their lives. Her academic research in Counselling Psychology focused on how women navigate the biological, social, and psychological changes of mid-life with hope and a sense of purpose.
Heather Robertson MD FRCPC DABAM is a psychiatrist and Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Psychiatry, UBC and has a strong interest in women’s’ health and the unique challenges that are often encountered during different periods of transition and the opportunity it can provide for reflection, healing, growth and renewed resiliency. Dr. Robertson is currently the Medical Manager of the UBC Mood Disorder Unit, UBC Hospital.
Registration is required: for registration and/or information phone:
This group is supported by VCH